Amazon just came out with a list of interesting stats for the holiday season. Among them: people bought enough Christmas Story leg lamps to reach the top of Mt. Everest.
That's 20,320 feet of "major awards" like the iconic lamp the dad won in the movie A Christmas Story.
Now I'm a fan of the movie, but I certainly wouldn't want one of those lamps to be part of my shabby chic decor. But apparently people were buying the thing like wildcakes!
Now they didn't do the math, and I won't either, but that would be a whole lot of 20 inch leg lamps at $47.96 each, or not quite as many of the 45 inch variety that cost $145.99. I'm not sure if they counted all the leg lamp mugs, night lights, cookie cutters or Christmas tree lights in their measurement comparison, either.
Needless to say, somebody made a lot of money, and hopefully a lot of folks were please on Christmas morning. At any rate, it's safer than a Red Ryder BB gun. It's pretty hard to shoot your eye out with a lamp.
If you happened to catch the Kennedy Center Honors program on CBS the other night, chances are you were pleasantly surprised to be introduced to blues singer Beth Hart.
That's what I thought, when she was introduced as part of the tribute to blues legend Buddy Guy. She took the stage with another icon, Jeff Beck, and proceeded to give a jaw-dropping, gut-wrenching rendition of "I'd Rather Go Blind." Even Buddy Guy was blown away, if the look on his face was any indication.
The Los Angeles singer has been around since the 1990's, but her career got a jump-start when she met guitar player Joe Bonamossa, and they recorded an album together that came out in 2011.
In 2012 she released an album called "Bang Bang Boom Boom," and after her performance at the Kennedy Center Honors, it's possible her career just might explode.
by Jonathan's Jabberings,posted Dec 26 2012 10:34AM
There are always jokes about Jews getting Chinese food on Christmas, but it's really true. My family has been doing it for years. However, this year it seemed like everyone was Jewish. My folks were in town and we decided to get some eats from Imperial Garden. We decided to get the food on Christmas Eve and the place was packed!
Maybe there are more Jewish people in Madison than I thought, but I don't think so. Perhaps, everyone else is just starting to realize Chinese food tastes a little better on Christmas.
Am I the only one who rushes to the remote to hit mute when a certain cell phone commercial comes on the TV?
I really thought I had it with all television commercials after the onslaught of political ads pre-election, and now the extra annoying holiday ads with insipid grating music filling my head with malicious thoughts.
But then I saw this out-take reel of a couple of old folks cutting a commerical for a restaurant in Maine. Now I want to see the finished ad!
As long as it doesn't start with a jingle that says "you got a new cell phone...blah blah blah blah blah...."
I am addicted to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy," and I didn't think I could like it any more than I already did.
Until I saw this video. Yeah, it's pretty shallow humor, but it put a smile on my face! Andthat's not something...
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"Move it in, move it out, move it in roundabout, Disco Lady!"
Those lyrics were just a little too suggestive to Kitty back in 1976 when this song was a hit. But lots of folks appeared to be in a disco mood this morning when we played that number one...
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I've had a chance to see Sonny around a dozen times, and he never fails to impress. When he opened Eric...
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You may have driven by that seemingly rundown brick building on East Washington Avenue hundreds of times, but you probably never got to go behind the scenes at the iconic recording studio that brought us so much great music in the 1990s.
What are you doing Sunday March 9th? Why not spend the afternoon supporting a great cause, and enjoying some fantastic music?
It's a benefit for the family of a young Madison girl, Anna Mischnick, who is battling brain cancer.
The event goes...